Future prospects of biotech crops
|This self-loading 8:52 minute video from the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) is one of a series of presentations discussing the potential uptake of Bt crops worldwide. This video, featuring Dr. Clive James, predicts an increase in Bt crop use over the period 2006-2015, with up to 40 countries adopting the technology both for industrial and food cr|
Henri D. Grissino-Mayer's ultimate tree-ring Web pages
|An extensive Web resource useful for those interested in the study of tree-rings, otherwise known as dendrochronology. The site contains an introduction to the principles of dendrochronology, a photo gallery, a glossary, job vacancies, info|
|This section of the Defra website outlines the UK government's assessment of national food security issues. Two basic documents are also accessible from this page: the government approach and a detailed analysis of the national and global issues. These define food security, |
Weed control methods handbook : tools and techniques for use in natural areas
|This handbook produced by the the wildland invasive species team of the US Nature Conservancy gives detailed information on integrated weed management, covering both the use of herbicides, and other alternative methods such as grazing, fire, and biological control. Individua|
Health, production performance and behavior of laying hens in aviaries
|In recent years, in Austria, due to the phasing out of existing conventional cage systems until the 1. January 2009 and by prohibiting the construction of new plants with enriched cages, over two million chicken places were established in aviaries.
In particular, larger stab|
Mobility orientations - an independent factor for the development of sustainable mobility
|Mobility is a central attribute of modern societies. It has fundamental importance for people´s quality of life, as well as for the population in rural areas.
How will mobility develop in the future? Participating in the rapidly evolving life forms? Will urban and rural are|
Mr. Ford's A & P "Hair" Lesson
College and High School A & P teacher "Mr. Ford" describes the composition and source of hair, including a look at hair follicles and their parts. Video has multimedia opening, then simple but colorful lecture.
Detailed Description of the Digestive System with Animation
This video shows the process of the digestive system with an example of a an apple moving through the body. Gives animated visuals starting with the mouth and ending with the rectum. May excite when the words poop or anus are used but gives details on every part of the digestive tract.
14.662 Labor Economics II (MIT)
This is the second of a two-part sequence of courses in labor economics. The course sequence is also open to qualified students in related fields and classes may be taken individually or out of sequence. This part of the sequence is principally concerned with issues relating to the determinants of the wage and salary distribution. The first half is organized around topics in wage determination, which are of particular interest for current research and policy and culminates with a focus on recent
21A.235 American Dream: Exploring Class in the U.S. (MIT)
Americans have historically preferred to think of the United States in classless terms, as a land of economic opportunity equally open to all. Yet, social class remains a central fault line in the U.S. Subject explores the experiences and understandings of class among Americans positioned at different points along the U.S. social spectrum. Considers a variety of classic frameworks for analyzing social class and uses memoirs, novels and ethnographies to gain a sense of how class is experienced in
21M.342 Composing for Jazz Orchestra (MIT)
This class explores composition and arrangement for the large jazz ensemble from 1920s foundations to current postmodern practice. Consideration given to a variety of styles and to the interaction of improvisation and composition. Study of works by Basie, Ellington, Evans, Gillespie, Golson, Mingus, Morris, Nelson, Williams, and others. Open rehearsals, workshops, and performances of student compositions by the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble and the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra.
Belbin's team roles : managing the work of individuals and teams
Belbin and Woodcock's analysis of team development : presentation transcript is a presentation about managing the work of individuals and teams (HNC In Engineering – Design for manufacture Edexcel HN Unit: Engineering Science (NQF L4) © Leicester College 2009). Teamwork plays a vital role in successfully developing products for the market place. This presentation discusses the types of roles the team members can fulfil and how to get the most out of both the individual and the team as a whole
SP.256 The Coming Years (MIT)
Explore the future through modeling, reading, and discussion in an open-ended seminar! Our fields of interest will include changes in science and technology, culture and lifestyles, and dominant paradigms and societies.
17.42 Causes and Prevention of War (MIT)
The causes and prevention of interstate war are the central topics of this course. The course goal is to discover and assess the means to prevent or control war. Hence we focus on manipulable or controllable war-causes. The topics covered include the dilemmas, misperceptions, crimes and blunders that caused wars of the past; the origins of these and other war-causes; the possible causes of wars of the future; and possible means to prevent such wars, including short-term policy steps and more uto